Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Artists’ talk + listening party
Organized with collaborators Maryam Kashani and Junaid Rana
April 2018

For Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, sound is primary. The artists compose a work’s soundtrack before any visual elements, drawing from their backgrounds in performance and underground music. 

The artists make collaborative work informed by research with historical archives, literature, underground music, and film. These events were part of an artist residency in which the artists engaged with the campus community over a series of events. It is presented in conjunction with the exhibition And yet my mask is powerful.

Pictured: Amy L. Powell, Maryam Kashani, Junaid Rana, and Jodi Byrd with the artists. Photos: Rebecca A. Ferrell